New York, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index linked to images of New York soldiers’ records for service during the US Civil War on the Union or US government side of the conflict.


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The collection consists of Union service records of soldiers who served in organizations from New York for the years 1861 to 1865. “The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:

  • Muster rolls
  • Returns
  • Rosters
  • Payrolls
  • Appointment books
  • Hospital registers
  • Union prison registers and rolls
  • Parole rolls
  • Inspection reports

Military units in this collection include:

  • 1st New York Volunteer Engineers


What Can I Learn from New York Civil War Union Service Records?

Information in these records may include:

  • Jacket name
  • Soldier’s full name
  • Rank, company, and regiment
  • Year
  • Age (often estimated)
  • Military unit in which he served
  • Remarks regarding transfers, reassignments and desertions
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number


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